Two local stores caught selling alcohol to minors in TABC sting

News Reporter

The Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission (TABC) conducted 39 “minor stings” in the San Marcos area over Labor Day weekend after conducting educational visits and compliance checks in Hays and Caldwell counties.

Last weekend the TABC began conducting educational visits and compliance checks in Hays and Caldwell counties, according to a TABC press release. The TABC used these visits to promote best practices for preventing the sale of alcoholic beverages to minors or intoxicated persons,

The TABC visited over 100 locations in the San Marcos area during educational visits and compliance checks, said Captain Harry Nanos. During the weekend 39 locations were used in minor stings, Nanos said.

The stings can result in criminal charges filed against employees who sell alcoholic beverages to a minor, according to the press release. Additionally, the retail location will have an administrative case filed against it that could result in a fine, suspension or cancelation of a permit.

“Of those 39, only two stores sold to us,” Nanos said.  “Our efforts really seemed to have paid off.”